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Carcar, officially the City of Carcar, is a in the province of, Philippines. According to the, it has a population of.Carcar lies within Metro Cebu area.HistoryCarcar was known as "Sialao" since before the Spanish colonization. It became a municipality in 1599.Carcar is considered one of the oldest towns in Cebu, with its Spanish influence lasted more than 300 years ago.GeographyCarcar is located south of Cebu City. It is bounded on the north by San Fernando; on the south by Sibonga; on the west by Barili and Aloguinsan; and on the east by the Cebu Strait. It has a land area of.TopographyThe land is generally level with less than 18% slope comprising 78.7% of the total land area. Areas with slopes ranging from 18 to 50% cover 19.3% of the total land area and those over 50% slope comprise approximately 1.9%. The highest recorded elevation is a little over above sea level, located within the barangay of Napo.Soil typeThe municipality has five dominant soil types namely: Faraon Clay, Steep Phase, the Lugo Clay, the Mandaue clay loam & the Hydrosol type.ClimateThe wet season occurs during the months of May to October and the dry season, from January to May.BarangaysCarcar comprises 15 barangays:TourismAs a Heritage City of Cebu, Carcar contains various Spanish and American period structures. The Carcar plaza alone hosts several heritage structures, the Church of St. Catherine of Alexandria dominates the area. Within the complex various structures stand, including quaint houses and their distinctive architectural details. Surrounding the Rotunda and in the public market one will find the famous Carcar chicharon, lechon, ampao, bucarillo, gogorias and puso – just some of the local delicacies. Guadalupe Mabugnao Mainit Hot Spring National Park Heritage Houses such as the Mercado Mansion Tuyom Beach – Beach HousesCarcar is in Cebu Island. Take a peek at our custom trip planner: Carcar and its charms laid bare and easily scheduled.
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